Ex-pirate Radio Caroline gets licence to broadcast to Suffolk

Former pirate radio station Radio Caroline has been granted a community radio licence to broadcast to Suffolk and north Essex on AM.

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Haverhill tax credit firm expands up north

Haverhill based Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits specialist, Fiscale Ltd, has recently opened a new office in Stoke-on-Trent to service a growing number of clients in the Midlands, Wales and the North West.

Gadget Drive is a new charity that is part of Cash in Your Gadgets. It takes unwanted  old laptops and mobile phones and other electrical devices from schools and organisations and gives them money in return before repairing and then recycling them.
 Pictured: Ashley Payne, manager-founder, Gary Ward business manager, Georgia Beavis, customer service, Jordan Mynott, warehouse manager, Hannah Sowden, customer service manager and Gadget Man.
 Picture Mark Westley

New funding stream for schools is borne of technology

A business based near Haverhill has launched a new service that can help schools raise thousands of pounds from their old mobile phones, laptops and other gadgets.

Cooke Curtis & Co staff with Linton Heights Junior School's athletics team

Cambridge estate agent shows support for Linton school’s athletes

Linton Heights Junior School has been winning sports trophies across Cambridgeshire over the last 12 months and thanks to the generosity of Cambridge based estate agents Cooke Curtis & Co they are looking the part too.

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Iliffe Media buys 13 more newspapers in Kent

Iliffe Media, new owners of the Bury Free Press, have bought another set of newspapers in Kent.

Alex Till, chief executive of business enterprise agency MENTA

Enterprise agency boss is a finalist for top award

The chief executive of a business enterprise agency has been announced as a finalist for a top accolade.

Solar panels.

Suffolk Trading Standards warning over rogue solar panel workmen

Suffolk Trading Standards is asking residents with solar panels to be vigilant if they receive a call from energy saving companies claiming they will be able to save them money.

Business news

Concerns over business rates rise from April

Business owners are bracing themselves for a hefty rates increase next month.

NatWest on High Street, Haverhill   Picture: Mecha Morton

NatWest plan to close Haverhill branch ‘short sighted’

A decision by NatWest bank to close its Haverhill branch has been branded as ‘short sighted’.

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Joanna Williams, of Wardale Williams Opticians, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the UK's Optometrist of the Year in the Optician Awards 2017.

Haverhill optometrist is shortlisted for top award

A Haverhill optometrist has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award.

Rooney Anand, Greene Kings chief executive, presents �15,000 to John Longden, chief executive of Pub is The Hub

Pub community fund backed by Greene King

Greene King has donated another £15,000 to an organisation that helps pub landlords offer more services to their communities.

Emma Joy-Staines founder of Bizmums Suffolk

Bizmums starts meetings for Haverhill mums

A social enterprise which aims to support self-employed mums is about to start meetings in Haverhill.

Budget announcement

Disappointment in Suffolk over Budget announcement

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said it was disappointed by the plans set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget yesterday.

Yasmin Dacombe, left and her employer Elaine Carr at the 2017 Amends Community Partner Awards

What it means to be an apprentice; Yasmin’s point of view

Yasmin Dacombe, talks about her experiences so far as a Digital Marketing Apprentice working for a small local business.

Apprentices at Fiscale, from left: Pieres Flowers, Joseph Webster-Davids and Bethany Cowling

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Haverhill apprentices benefit from earning and learning at the same time

In what is National Apprentice Week, one Haverhill company has shown how it is reaping the benefits of recruiting young people from the local area into apprenticeships.

Launch of Suffolk Care Awards 2017

Nominations open for Suffolk Care Awards

Do you know an amazing carer? Do you have a family member or friend receiving excellent care in Suffolk from an individual, carehome or care agency staff member?

James Cartlidge MP at Sudbury station

Meeting about new rail depot including wheel lathe which should ‘boost local area’

Members of the public are invited to a meeting to find out more about Greater Anglia’s plans for a new rail maintenance depot on the Suffolk/Essex border.

Market Hill, Sudbury where the fire struck in September 2015. The renovations on the former White Hart Inn building have now been completed.

Fire damage offers glimpse into Sudbury’s rich history

As buildings damaged in a serious fire reach their final stages of restoration, a historian says important secrets in Sudbury’s history have been revealed.

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